Archive for Tuesday, October 8, 1996


October 8, 1996


— Services for David R. Carreno Sr., 72, Topeka, will be at 2 p.m. today at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, Topeka. Burial with military honors will follow in Topeka Cemetery.

Mr. Carreno died Saturday, Oct. 5, 1996, at a Topeka hospital.

He was born April 23, 1924, in Topeka, the son of Thomas and Guadalupe Carreno. He had been a welder for the Santa Fe Railway and also worked for Henry Manufacturing prior to receiving a service disability from injuries sustained in World War II.

Mr. Carreno served in the Army. He was captured by the Germans and spent time in German concentration and prisoner-of-war camps. He received three Purple Hearts and Five Bronze stars.

He was a member of Philip Billiard Post No. 1650 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans. He had served as commander for the Kansas Chapter of American Ex-Prisoners of War. He was an activist in the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s and early '70s, and attended Our Lady of Guadalupe School and Church.

Mr. Carreno married Peggy Jean Penrod on Aug. 13, 1943, in Topeka. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include five sons: David R. Jr., Tom and Byron, all of Topeka, Joseph M., Phoenix, and Randy, Ozawkie; two daughters, Theresa Hall, Topeka, and Margaret Carreno, Lawrence; three foster sons, Norman Patterson, Lawrence, Rick Patterson and Gary Patterson, both of Topeka; two brothers, Tony R. Sr., Topeka, and Joseph, Riverside, Calif.; five sisters, Ruth Vasquez, Lola Gonzalez, Jovita Mendoza and Connie Herrera, all of Topeka, and Helen Hidalgo, Chicago; 27 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Jessica Carreno, and a foster son, Tony Patterson, preceded him in death.

The family suggests memorials to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 5750 W. 95th, Overland Park 66207.

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